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Jun 07, 2011 21:54 |  #1

In the market for one of these two lens, most of the time I shoot portraiture. I currently have a 50mm f/1.4, and a 100L. I was set on the 135L for a while, till I saw the results from the 35L.

All of my friends say to get the 35L first. Which would you all buy first?

I'd sell my 100L since I don't shoot macro.


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Jun 07, 2011 21:59 |  #2

35L would get along well with 5D2 for wedding IMO. 100L is great for portrait too. Why do you sell it?


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Jun 07, 2011 22:00 |  #3

both :D


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Jun 07, 2011 22:02 |  #4

tancanon58 wrote in post #12555249 (external link)
35L would get along well with 5D2 for wedding IMO. 100L is great for portrait too. Why do you sell it?

I'd sell the 100L, and buy the 135L or 35L with that money, depends which I buy first.


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Jun 07, 2011 22:14 |  #5

35L and 100 L make a great combo. I would keep the 100 for portraits or swap it for the 135 if you are set in the 135.


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Jun 07, 2011 22:17 |  #6

DoN_WoN wrote in post #12555217 (external link)
In the market for one of these two lens, most of the time I shoot portraiture. I currently have a 50mm f/1.4, and a 100L. I was set on the 135L for a while, till I saw the results from the 35L.

All of my friends say to get the 35L first. Which would you all buy first?

I'd sell my 100L since I don't shoot macro.

because you mentioned its for portraits, i guess the question is do you need a wide angle lens for full body environmental portraits? if you plan on delving into that then look no further.

if you're probably more keen on headshots and closeups, i guess the 135L would make the most sense




  
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Jun 07, 2011 22:18 |  #7

magicianhisoka wrote in post #12555346 (external link)
because you mentioned its for portraits, i guess the question is do you need a wide angle lens for full body environmental portraits? if you plan on delving into that then look no further.

if you're probably more keen on headshots and closeups, i guess the 135L would make the most sense

Ah great point, yes I shoot most full body/half body shots.


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Jun 07, 2011 22:45 |  #8

35 is a perfect prime for walkaround. you can isolate subjects with beautiful bokeh, but it's still wide enough to cover large scenes. it's very dynamic


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Jun 07, 2011 23:04 |  #9

why not get 35 now and 85 1.2 II later? That is what I am going for.


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Jun 07, 2011 23:09 |  #10

wrxrocks wrote in post #12555556 (external link)
why not get 35 now and 85 1.2 II later? That is what I am going for.

Don't have the funds for an 85L haha, I wish, 35, 50, and 135 I think will be great for me, just deciding which one i should purchase first


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Jun 07, 2011 23:13 |  #11

I would prefer to get the 50L + 135L.


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Jun 07, 2011 23:16 as a reply to  @ DoN_WoN's post |  #12

If you're selling the 100, I'd get the 135L. It's a great lens that's almost tough to get a bad shot with (as long as you keep your shutter speed up). 35L is a greet lens, but since you'll still have a 50mm range, go longer. It's the one lens I try to find a reason to use.


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Jun 07, 2011 23:17 |  #13

For portraits, 135L is kind of long, even on FF...


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Jun 07, 2011 23:19 |  #14

DoN_WoN wrote in post #12555575 (external link)
Don't have the funds for an 85L haha, I wish, 35, 50, and 135 I think will be great for me, just deciding which one i should purchase first

consider the canon 85mm 1.8 or sigma's 85mm 1.4 then. they're both competent lenses for much less than what the 85L costs




  
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Jun 07, 2011 23:43 |  #15

DoN_WoN wrote in post #12555217 (external link)
In the market for one of these two lens, most of the time I shoot portraiture. I currently have a 50mm f/1.4, and a 100L. I was set on the 135L for a while, till I saw the results from the 35L.

All of my friends say to get the 35L first. Which would you all buy first?

I'd sell my 100L since I don't shoot macro.

With the lenses you have go get the 35L first. :)


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